Colman House, Mannum, S.A

The Colman house  is sited in a ‘bush’ setting high above the Murray River.

The design is informed by an idea about the ebbing and flowing of the river, with  the shifting, fluid forms repeated throughout the house. Views from the house are somewhat limited by the proximity of neighbours, but a fine view along the river to the north-east is to be had from living rooms at the elevated north end of the house. The northern positioning also allows winter sunshine into these areas, which open onto a large deck.